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As much as most of us hate to admit, summer is coming to an end, and the first fall chills are already in the air. However, fall is by far my favourite season! I don’t know if it’s because I have been born late September or the fact that I usually have only fall/winter vacation, but I always look forward to that first hot cup of coffee. Besides, it’s that period when you get to wear again your favourite cashmere cardigan, and that stylish trench coat that you scored during the #NSale.
[quote]”There’s nothing quite like that first fall chill and pulling out your cashmere” Michael Kors[/quote]
Having said that, don’t rush to put your summer favourites into storage just yet! Today I am sharing with you my go-to transitional pieces, that will take you from summer to fall effortlessly and with great style. With just a few transitional pieces for fall, you will still be able to wear (and maximise) your summer wardrobe!
In addition, I am giving you essential tips, so that you can never say “I don’t know what to wear” again. So keep scrolling cause I got you covered!
Bonus: These specific transitional pieces are timeless wardrobe essentials that every woman needs, no matter the season! So now you have all the reasons you need to do some smart shopping!
Must-have Fall Transitional Pieces
The denim jacket
I think for most of us, this is the number one go-to between transitional pieces! Drape it over your shoulders, or add an additional layer to your favourite flowy dress by wearing it tied around your waist. Another smart way is to button it up and wear it as a shirt, with a colourful pair of pants or maxi skirt.
This all-time-classic piece is either way a must-have and fall is the best season to wear it. With one of those, you can still wear your favourite crop topped make it look fall-appropriate, by topping it with a trench coat in the same colour!
Extend the life of your favourite sleeveless tops with a tailored blazer. For a more polished, not too business-like look, opt for a blazer with gold metal buttons.
Sometimes, transitioning a look can be as simple as changing your sleeve length. You can always roll up the sleeves on warmer days, and layer it under a sweater when it’s cooler. Wear a crisp white shirt with your favourite black shorts and a trench coat, and voila! Or just wear a Breton marinère with cropped jeans, a black blazer and a pair of flat slides, and you have a transitional, super stylish look for numerous occasions! Statement sleeves are hot right now!
If you love florals and you want to wear them all year round, well you can! What’s more, dark florals is one of the major fall trends for 2016. Just choose darker shades and keep blooming!
Wear it with a sleeveless coat to be work-ready, or under your favourite slip dress. Not to mention that ‘turtleneck hair’ is a life-saver when you have a really bad hair day and an instant lob, without the commitment! Fashion and beauty go hand in hand. If you feel like it’s too soon for a turtleneck, think about the sleeveless option.
Another good news is that you can still wear shorts! Pair a black pair of shorts with opaque tights, pumps and a long-sleeve blouse, or style them with a simple t-shirt, a trench coat and you are golden!
This is the time to swap your sandals for a nice pair of leather slides that exude effortless cool. It’s nice to show some ankle before wearing your winter boots, don’t you think?
Block-heel ankle boots
This is one of my favourite shoe trends and a must-have wardrobe staple. I love how great they look with a midi skirt, plus they are a great option to add a little height without sacrificing comfort and stability.
Between seasons, a scarf will upgrade any outfit. Do become best friends with this accessory! Choose a lightweight material in a darker fall print to channel cooler weather. Besides, if it gets too hot you can always tuck it into your bag.
Essential Tips for Transitioning Into Fall
#1 Ignore the dumb fashion rules
Feel free to wear whites after Labor Day or wear your favourite high-heel sandals with a nice pair of socks. These dumb rules severely limit the scope of your fall wardrobe. Most of all, don’t sweat it by thinking wether your outfit is fall appropriate and think instead if it’s weather appropriate and makes you feel great!
#2 Add deeper tones
Mix colours associated with fall into your wardrobe, like marsala, mustard yellow and browns. A masala cardigan over a floral dress would be a great start.
Unleash your creativity! Layering is the perfect way for extending your summer wardrobe into fall, but try to keep it simple to avoid looking like you just had a huge fight with your closet. Make sure you have a maximum of three layers and if you don’t feel confident with the result, 2 would be fine as well.
So which are your favourite transitional pieces? Do you have any tips or hacks for transitioning your summer wardrobe to fall? And is there any dumb fashion rule that you just love breaking? For example I wear whites all year round as much as I can! What about you? Please feel free to add yours in the comments below, we would love to read your ideas!
I hope you’ve learned something new today by reading this post! Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great week!
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